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1917 - Jo Stafford, born in California, American pop and jazz singer. 

Jo Elizabeth Stafford, November 12, 1917 – July 16, 2008, was an American singer of traditional pop music and jazz standards whose career ran from the late 1930s to the early 1960s. Stafford was greatly admired for the purity of her voice and was considered one of the most versatile vocalists of the era. She was also viewed as a pioneer of modern musical parody, having won a Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album in 1961 (with husband Paul Weston) for their album Jonathan and Darlene Edwards in Paris. She was also the first woman to have a No 1 on the UK Singles Chart.


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 1931 Bob Crewe, born in Newark, New Jersey, American songwriter, singer

 Bob Crewe (born Stanley Robert Crewe, November 12, 1931, Newark, New Jersey) is an American songwriter, singer, manager, record producer and fine artist. His career ranks among the most varied, successful, and innovative in pop music history. Crewe first rose to prominence during the era of such legendary music makers as Jerry Wexler, Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller, Ellie Greenwich and Phil Spector. He is also known for producing, and co-writing with Bob Gaudio, a string of Top 10 singles for The Four Seasons. He is equally known for his hit recordings with The Rays, Diane Renay, Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels, Freddy Cannon, Lesley Gore, Oliver, Michael Jackson, Bobby Darin, Roberta Flack, Peabo Bryson, Patti LaBelle and his own The Bob Crewe Generation.

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B.O. Bob Crewe Generation: Music to Watch Girls ByBob Crewe: Songwriter, Singing, Talent manager, Record producer, Fine art, Jerry Wexler, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, Ellie Greenwich, Michael Jackson

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DAVID ROSE

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David Rose (June 15, 1910August 23, 1990) was a British-born American songwriter, composer, arranger, and orchestra leader. His most famous compositions were "The Stripper", "Holiday for Strings", and "Calypso Melody". He also wrote music for the television series Little House on the Prairie and Bonanza. In addition, Rose was musical director for the Red Skelton show during its 21-year-run on the CBS and NBC networks. He was a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, the national fraternity for men in music.

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This web page is dedicated to the memory of composer-conductor DAVID ROSE and his contributions to popular music With many standards including "Holiday For Strings", "Our Waltz", and scores for TV's "Bonanza" and "Little House On The Prairie".

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